Steam Retail - includes latest patch and High Resolution Mod.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.22

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Test Results

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What works

- Playing the game by starting falloutw.exe or falloutwHR.exe directly. It works flawlessly out of the box (apart from the launcher, see below).

What does not

- The game got an update in Steam - the latest version is officially bundled with a launcher and the High Resolution Mod. The launcher (FalloutLauncher.exe) crashes at startup.


What was not tested

- Playing through the whole game.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

To run the game, go to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Fallout/ and run f1_res_patcher.exe + f1_res_config.exe to set your resolution and enable the High Res Mod. Afterwards, run falloutw.exe for the original game or falloutwhr.exe for the High Res Game.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 10 20172.22Yes Yes YesSilverGlen Johnson 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Nov 04 20172.19-stagingN/A No NoGarbagecdoublejj 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 26 20161.9.10Yes Yes PlatinumAsh Carvin 
ShowSlackware64 -currentJan 10 20161.9.1Yes Yes PlatinumDanny Schmarsel 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 29 20151.7.45Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

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If you experience difficulties starting/running
by NothingSerious on Saturday February 20th 2016, 17:51
the game out of steam you might want to try the following:
1. Start the steam client as you do normally.
2. Select the library menu in the steam client
3. open (in another terminal) "winecfg", go to libraries, search for dbghelp, set to native then builtin
4. start fallout

As my steam client runs only when dbghelp is disabled (wine version 1.6.1) I didn't knew which settings are required to get fallout running (as it didn't run with my default "run steam" settings) but found this solution accidentally myself. Hope this might help someone.